“Cardio format varies depending on instructor. A rapid fat-burning class that uses barbells to give you the fastest way to tone and condition muscles! After an exhaustive study, BODYPUMP® was verified by The University of Auckland as providing the fastest body fat loss of any fitness class.”
Overall thoughts…it was TOUGH! I hate doing any type of gym group class for the first time because you don’t know what to expect or how much weight to use. As I walked into the class, everyone was grabbing weights, steps, bars and mats. I just watched everyone else and guessed on what weights to grab. The instructor was great and we worked every major muscle group. There were a lot of times during the session that my body was shaking uncontrollably from the weight. I want to do it again so that I have a better idea of how much weight to use next time.
I wore my heart rate monitor during the class and in one hour I burned about 500 calories! Not to shabby!!
I usually don’t do classes at the gym because a lot of them require dancing and some type of arobic coordination. I consider myself an athlete but really have no rhythm! I would be lost in one of those dance classes like Zumba. I’d love to be able to dance my butt off as a work out, but I think I’d fall over my own feet before I got any type of decent work out in. You should see me trying to play on my Wii. I have a game called Just Dance and I only busted it out one time because it was just a sad, SAD performance! Luckily I was home alone when that bad boy got busted out for the first and only time. I wish I were better though because it was fun!!
Has anyone else ever taken a Body Pump class? If so, what did you think of it? If not, what’s your favorite workout type class at the gym?